Diva Dirt interviews journalist-turned-wrestler Elena Pogosyan

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After making her in-ring debut in 2015, former journalist Elena Pogosyan has been thriving on the indy scene.

Thanks to Twitter user SummerAlexaRyse, Diva Dirt recently sat down with the upcoming star to discuss her goals in wrestling, how she’d describe her style and more. Below are the highlights:

How did you get your start in wrestling?

My start in wrestling was a bit unusual, I’ve always been a wrestling fan, but becoming a wrestler was unfathomable for me. I moved to New York to pursue my journalism career, but I wasn’t happy. I moved thousands of miles away from my family and I wasn’t content in my career. ‘Til this day I still don’t know how the notion came to me, I guess you could call it an epiphany, but I was listening to music and the idea of wrestling hit me. Pro-wrestling was where I could tell a story (much like a journalist does) but not be confined, it’s where I could talk my talk and walk my walk. So I told my right hand woman, my sister, and she supported me completely. I found a wrestling school 10min away from me and the rest is history.

For those unaware of your in-ring work, could you describe what your wrestling style and character are like?

I’m an Armenian woman, who grew up on the west coast (Glendale,CA and Las Vegas, NV), I morphed together everything I grew up around and made it my own. I love rap/poetry, I like to talk, I like being a kick-a$$ female who doesn’t take disrespect, I like standing up for myself, so I think that shows in my wrestling style.

What are your biggest goals in wrestling?

My biggest goals in wrestling is obviously to make people feel something. To make people realize that hard work, self dignity, perseverance and faith will behoove you. I think the dream for everyone is getting some sort of recognition for their work, I’m happy doing what I love but of course I would love to see pay off.

Which wrestlers, past or present, would you dream to share the ring with one day, and why?

That’s a tough question, I’d love to step in the ring with The Rock and have a promo standoff [laughs], but in a fantasy world, I’d be wrestling in a fatal four way with Shawn Michaels, Eddie Guerrero and Konnan. Shawn Michaels because he’s so crisp in the ring, everything he does is so technical, and Eddie Guerrero and Konnan, because not only do I relate to their humorous characters, I loved their move set and the swag they’d bring into the ring.

Where can our readers find your work?

I post a lot of my matches on my social media. So they can follow me on InstagramTwitter or Facebook!

Any upcoming events/matches you’d like to let our readers know about?

Yes! I have a match on March 22 at CZW Dojo Wars, April 8 at ACE, April 21st at BCW and April 29 at ECPW, be there or be square *insert punch emoji*.

Are you interested in the upcoming star? Where do you see her in the future? Let us know your views in the comments below!

  • LaurenYorkStan

    LEGEND
    ICON
    WOW SHE’S TAKING OVER SOON LADIES

  • Exotic

    She from the indies and shes hot!!
    WWE need to snatch her!

    • Summer_Slay #KellyToSaveRAW

      her face is weird tho, no shade no tea

  • Cailum?

    Why does this need to be reported?

    • LaurenYorkStan

      Because it’s a interview of a wrestler so people can know more wrestlers up and coming…duh

    • howie_ruhl

      Because when it used to be at its best–before the comment’s section was inundated with tasteless bitching–Diva Dirt used to brand itself as the bible for women’s wrestling, a site that features women from both mainstream and indie platforms. It used to have a respectable amount of original content. Now, it’s just an extension of other websites recapping matches–it even has the messy users that most likely got banned from those websites for being assholes.

    • Gabriella Panajotova

      It’s not really a report. It’s an interview. Interviews are a good way for unknown people to get their name out there.

    • OJ Von Erich

      Why did you need to comment?

  • Radical

    Never heard of her, but that’s the point of the article, it report on someone not many people would know, and hope she makes a bigger name for herself.
    I wish her all the best.

    • howie_ruhl

      This. Actually, Diva Dirt needs to do more of these types of interviews. It used to do them when Melanie was at the helm. But now, it’s almost like the site is just an extension of other websites and a platform for a bunch of strangers to act tough and be messy.

  • Jamal

    Very cool to see the spotlight on the talented women in the indies. These are our future

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    She is gorgeous and i love the fact she is Armenian. I could totally see her in WWE within the next couple of years. I’m going to follow her so I can see her work.

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    This is her. Seriously if anyone at WWE pays any attention to diva-dirt at all and sees this I can see them snatching her up really fast! To say I live doesn’t even describe lol.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2684df0e621663c12a2287f6b5b8e5cefa8dd1cf8a00ec1599ae48146fd038a0.jpg